these cookies only look like your ordianary (tho totally super yummy and amazing) vegan chocolate chip cookies, but they're not...look closer! what is that making them so fantastically scrumptious and flavorful that you can just barely discover with the naked eye (but your nose would totally tell you if we had smellevision :)? It's this!
Mmmmmm, crystallized ginger, my favorite! I picked some up at Mother Earth from the bulk bins recently and wasn't sure what I wanted to do with it (you know, aside from just breaking out the bag and nibbling a piece from time to time). Taking a tip from Green & Blacks dark chocolate bar with crystallized ginger (love. this. bar.) I realized these had to be worth throwing together (just subbed my usual 1/2 c. of walnuts or pecans with 1/2 c. chopped crystallized ginger), how could they be bad? All the perfect chocolate chip cookie I love with tiny bites of gingery goodness! Now, the trick will be to just eat only one....every other day...and not make them again until at LEAST the holidays! hehe.
This morning I knew I wanted to have a couple items in the 'fridge for the next couple of days (thinking of stuffing some mushrooms with VwaV's tempeh crumbles much like my grandma's sausage-laden versions from my childhood and topping a pizza with more of the same and some potatoes as Isa suggests...so good!), and while cooking those up, deciding what type of smoothie to make on the side I thought of all those crazy, fatty, sodium-filled bowls that everyone's serving in fast food joints. First Taco Bell (made sense enough) then KFC (weird). While I don't eat at these places *shudder at the thought!* I'm totally down with the idea of just putting all the stuff you like in one bowl rather than on a plate before digging in.
So the smoothie idea was totally forgotten and I had a little fun. It went a little something like this:
Break out my newest cute bowl.
Place in it a few roasted potatoes (roasted with onion, olive oil, sea salt, rosemary, and thyme, my fave combination).
Go nuts and grate an ounce of FYH's Monterey Jack style cheeze.
Top that with some tempeh crumbles. Don't forget the dallop of leftover Punk Rock Chickpea Gravy (mmmm, steamy!)
And finish it off with a quarter of a creamy avacado, chopped. This was great! All the wonderful flavors I love without stuffing myself first thing in the morning. It was just enough food to get me going with my day without making me feel icky and overly full (a problem for me lately) but still had all the flavors to satisfy my demanding taste buds. What kind of decadent bowl would you find most tantalizing?
Tomorrow night's 'clean out the 'fridge' night before our trip to the beach. Should be interesting!